Heading into the heating season for a good part of the country, this session will focus on the super important role of school building operators and how much they make a difference. It has been said that school facility managers make a bigger difference to students' health than pediatricians. The moderator and speakers will discuss their perspectives on how the building operator profession has changed and is changing due to evolving building science and new technologies and on the myriad elements and practices building operators need to know.
Raffi Manjikian, COO, Interval Data Systems
Ken Wertz, Executive Director, MA Facilities Administrators Association
Mike Wilson, Director of Facilities, Warren County Public Schools (KY)
Ken Wertz is the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association (MFAA) and the former Director of Maintenance and Operations for the Sharon Public Schools in Sharon, MA. He also serves on the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) Designer Selection Panel and on the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Reopening Site Support Team.
Raffi Manjikian has been Chief Operating Officer at Interval Data Systems since 2003. Interval Data is an enterprise energy management company focused on delivering building automation solutions to the K-12, higher education & healthcare marketplace. Raffi is also the newly appointed Co-Chair of the CHPS National Technical Committee and will be helping to lead the NTC through a strategic revitalization and the next round of interim revisions to the national Core Criteria and US-CHPS.
Mike Wilson has been Director of Facilities for Warren County (KY) Public Schools since 2015. In this role, he oversees the district's custodial services and energy management. He is a native of Warren County who desires to see the students of the district grow academically, athletically, and socially, and he strives to ensure his department delivers exceptional service to the district's more than 17,000 students and 2,500 adult employees. Mike also served on the Warren County Board of Education and helped oversee the renovation of 5 schools and the construction of 7 schools, including the nation's first net zero energy elementary school, Richardsville Elementary. Mike has also recently joined the CHPS Board of Directors.
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